Thursday, May 22, 2014

Alien plant life

When I watered my plants the other day, I was struck by the visual texture of the plants in this pot.  I don't know the name of either, as most cacti and succulents are sold with the label, "cactus"- no species name.  Both of these plants are fairly fragile, so I end up with pieces when I move them.  I dropped the succulent- a sort of hens and chicks- into the dirt with the newly potted cactus waiting to see what would root.  It all did.  They seem happy, though.

The succulent is happy enough to be blossoming.  See the fuzzy  little antenna sticking up on the left side of this picture?

There are more of them right at the edge of this one.

And coming right out of the center of this one.

I'll have to try and remember to get pictures of the blossoms.  (but don't hold your breath)
I may have to try and interpret this in a quilt.  You know, in all my spare time.

For the "green tip" I'm just going to remind everyone ( myself included) that, although Roundup is faster, it is poison. There is more and  more evidence that pesticide use is killing the honeybees.  Who knows what harm roundup is doing?  (personally I think we are creating roundup resistant dandelions!)
 I am making it a habit to bring the spray bottle of vinegar out with me when I am outside, even going to get the mail.  You have to spray it more often and repeatedly but it does the job for the most part. 

I am grateful for:
People to be silly with
Listening to the Orioles sing while pulling the dastardly weeds in the garden
Mary Lee is now living in a house "on my way" from work to home!
Quiet time in the office.

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